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Housing: Construction

Volume 478: debated on Thursday 26 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many new dwellings have been built in each region in the last three years; and what estimate her Department has made of the number of new dwellings which will be completed in the next two years. (213384)

The following table shows annual new house building completions in each region in England between 2005-06 and 2007-08.

Region

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

North East

7,637

8,193

7,976

North West

20,619

18,110

19,174

Yorkshire and Humber

16,035

16,391

15,669

East Midlands

16,886

18,153

17,624

West Midlands

16,191

15,101

13,520

East

20,251

22,598

22,529

London

18,809

21,997

19,854

South East

28,209

27,578

30,502

South West

18,761

19,456

20,653

England

163,398

167,577

167,501

Source:

P2/P2a house building returns from local authorities and National House Building Council on new build completions.

The Department does not publish forecasts for house building.